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Cablevision doubles movie rental window

May 10, 2012 2:30 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

iO subscribers will be able to rent some movies for two days, with no additional charge, but only on some movies.

Motorola optical node makes 1 GHz upgrade fast

May 10, 2012 2:28 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The new VSN200 2 x 2 Optical Node can be deployed in existing housings, with the only other items to be swapped out being an Electronics Package (E-Pack) and a new lid.

CenturyLink adds 89K broadband subs in Q1

May 10, 2012 2:27 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The carrier is also making some modest progress with its DSL-based video product, Prism TV, adding 15,000 subs in the quarter.


Ericsson not ditching the ‘low end’

May 10, 2012 2:25 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Ericsson plans to hold on to its services businesses, refuting recent predictions by rival Nokia Siemens Networks that infrastructure vendors will be forced to shed their “low-end” deals.

Research: Carrier Wi-Fi equipment market to hit $2.1B by 2016

May 10, 2012 2:23 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Consumers’ seemingly insatiable desire for Wi-Fi connectivity is driving the carrier equipment market to double-digit growth that will culminate in a $2.1 billion worldwide market by 2016.

Neustar expands into LBS

May 10, 2012 2:18 pm | by Brad Smith, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Neustar, through subsidiaries and acquisitions, has a wide range of IP and Web services and has recently gotten into location-based services using wireless networks.

Comcast lands a sweet Metro Ethernet deal with Sarris Candies

May 9, 2012 3:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast continues to rack up customer wins for its Metro Ethernet service, with the latest addition being Pennsylvania-based Sarris Candies.

SeaChange’s Nitro Now breathes new life into older set-tops

May 9, 2012 3:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

SeaChange International has extended the shelf life of older, QAM-based set-top boxes with the release of its Nitro Now software.


Assia introduces tools to manage vectored DSL

May 9, 2012 3:23 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

DSL Expresse 2.7 equips telcos with multi-tenancy features that prepare for vectoring in unbundled environments, advanced diagnostics and line optimization.

Windstream making push in data business

May 9, 2012 3:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business services are the future for the Alltel spin-off, which expects to spend $1B this year on data centers and other infrastructure investments.

@ CTIA: FCC touts spectrum policies

May 9, 2012 3:20 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The head of the FCC took a swipe at his critics during a keynote address, when he defended the agency's decision to block AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA.

@ CTIA: OTT services are next battleground

May 9, 2012 3:19 pm | by Brad Smith, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Panel discussions at CTIA Wireless conventions are invariably hospitable and friendly. But there was an underlining tension Tuesday at the Executive Forum panel.

Charter Communications narrows net loss

May 8, 2012 3:03 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

With new CEO Tom Rutledge at the helm, the company also reports an unexpected surprise – its first gain in video subscribers in years.


Time Warner Cable adds Ruckus gear to Wi-Fi arsenal

May 8, 2012 2:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is building out its Wi-Fi network in its Los Angeles system with the addition of a new vendor, Ruckus Wireless.

Comcast pushes play on WatchESPN

May 8, 2012 2:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast’s landmark deal with the Walt Disney Co. is starting to bear fruit with the news that WatchESPN is now available to Comcast’s subscribers.

Time Warner Cable Business Class launches D3 across Maine, N.H.

May 8, 2012 2:54 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After rolling out DOCSIS 3.0 tiers for residential customers in Maine and New Hampshire, Time Warner Cable is now offering its Wideband Internet to businesses in the same areas.

Elemental Technologies picks up $13M in funding

May 8, 2012 2:51 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The video processing specialist also named Kevin O’Hara, CEO of Integra Telecom, as its chairman of the board.

T-Mobile hires Ericsson, NSN for LTE build

May 8, 2012 2:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA said it has hired Ericsson and Nokia Siemens to expand its HSPA+ service and construct its new LTE network.

Ericsson outs LTE 'office in a box'

May 8, 2012 2:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Ericsson is offering its business customers an LTE-capable "office in a box" that runs on Verizon Wireless' next-generation mobile broadband network.

Small cells, big benefits

May 8, 2012 2:47 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

If you think small cells need to be deployed in huge numbers to address the capacity crunch, think again.

Ohio panel clears $3.1M for broadband boost

May 8, 2012 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The investment would help 33 universities, community colleges and technical schools to enhance their networks with boosts of up to 1 Gbps.

Study: Comcast tops VoIP scorecard for North America

May 7, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast was ranked first in North America for its hosted VoIP service, while Verizon Business took top honors among IP connectivity providers.

AT&T announces IP-based remote home monitoring

May 7, 2012 2:35 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T said it plans to begin trials in Atlanta and Dallas this summer.

Time Warner Cable doles out digital research program stipends

May 7, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable announced that it awarded stipends to two scholars as part of its ongoing Research Program on Digital Communications effort.

Clearwire, Sequans fine-tuning TD-LTE

May 7, 2012 2:30 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire is rolling out a version that runs in unpaired spectrum, versus the paired spectrum flavor being used by every other major operator in the country.

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